I flew back from Las Vegas today, did a presentation at the AAJ Mega Seminar on Overcoming Juror Bias, Rules of the Road and Damages. Anyways, its a long flight. I recently downloaded all of the new, remastered Beatles songs and put them on my iPod. First of all, the new sound is incredible. Clear, crisp, sounds great.
However, the point of this post is that Ringo Starr, aka Richard Starkey, is the best drummer in rock history. Not flashy like Keith Moon, not gonzo like John Henry "Bonzo" Bonham, but listening to these remasters, it is clear that he was the backbone of all the great Beatles songs, he knew just what each song needed.
As George Harrison said, Ringo had "the best backbeat in the business."
Take a listen. Now back to the law business.